The Garden of Stones
Publish date: May 21st 2013
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Edition language: English
Series: Echoes of Empire (#1)
Not worth finishing. I had a very hard time getting into the novel. A combination of flat characters and the new names/races. I'm all about delving face first into a fantasy world with little to no set up, but this one doesn't work for me. I never felt connected to the characters or interested enoug...
The Garden of Stones by Mark T Barnes **Note: as it turns out, I'm just not a fan of epic fantasy. If you are, you probably should just ignore this review and go try the book. Long ago, the world was ruled by the Seethe, a tempestuous species of wind elemental who value beauty in all things, fro...
The Garden of Stones is the first installment in the Echoes of Empire fantasy series by Mark T. Barnes, and it is quite simply a spectacular concoction imbued with potential brilliance. From the very first page of this epic, Mr. Barnes immerses his first time reader in a world filled with vivid cu...
Right up front you are bombarded with a wealth of information about the world and those that inhabit it. At times it's just too much to absorb for the average reader. If you can get through the first half of the book you'll find this is a really great read. I wasn't fond of the exotic descriptions, ...
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